“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
"To boldly go" is a split infinitive ... Basic observing equipment: 6" f/6.7 Omcon Newtonian (Circa 1985) with a Sky Instruments conical mirror by Paul Jones. AR5-LXD75 achromatic refractor, f/9.3 Celestron 80mm f/11.4 Firstscope Eyepieces and diagonals are a mixture. Dedicated second-story observing deck and closet to store scopes and equipment. It lifts me up closer to the stars... and above the bugs.
• Celestron Ultima 8, f/10 • Zhumell Z12, f/4.9 • Intes MK-67, f/12 • Celestron C5 Orange Tube, f/10 • WO 80mm Fluorite APO, f/6.9 • Carton 60mm ATM, f/16.7 • a few Plössls, a few Orthos, a few Königs, an Erfle or two, a few SWA, a few UWA, a couple SUWA... • CG-5 ASGT, CG-5, & AT Voyager "It's amazing what you can see if you look... " Yogi Berra
My site: http://www.astronomyisrael.com
Quote:What's the yellow object to the right in the first photo?/Ira
Incorrigible ocularholic. Keep calm, and carry on observing.
Michael Creature of the night. Asahi Jupiter (60mm f=800mm) Skywatcher Dob (200mm f=1200mm) ST 80 (80mm f=400mm) PST Ha Solar (40mm f=400mm)